Art & Crafts
To register please call 914-606-6830 and press option 1
Drawing for Artist’s Books
Learn about artist’s books, how to fold an accordion book and how to prepare designs. Learn to use a variety of media including drawing on the 3D surfaces of books. Learn about drawing tools, composition and investigate sequential imagery. A survey of artist’s books will be presented along with photos for inspiration. Contact the instructor at email@example.com for the suggested materials list.
CE-ART 2330, 1 Sat., Oct. 19, 1:00-4:00 pm, Room TBD, $45. M Neblett. #87832
Animation and Flipbooks
Learn classical animation skills and methods used to create flipbooks. Learn about the 12 principles of animation focused on Disney films. Animate people and animals with mass, weight and anatomy. Instructor will provide the following materials: stitched blank flipbooks for each student, pencils, ink and charcoal.
CE-ART 2331, 1 Sat., Nov. 30, 1:00-4:00 pm, Room TBD, $45. M Neblett. #87833
Abstract Painting for Beginners
An ideal course for painters using acrylic or watercolor who want to try their hand at abstraction but do not know where to begin. Learn to break down the components of visual art, such as line, shape and texture, to understand how they are used to create successful non-representation paintings. Contact the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org for the suggested materials list.
CE-ART 2326VA, 4 Thurs., Sept. 12-Oct. 3, 1:00-3:30 pm, KNC-3, $115. M Matlick. #87852
Fabric for Interiors
Do you want to learn how to create your dream interior? Discover the fundamentals of how to select fabrics for interiors. Starting with the basics, learn how to find inspiration, create a color scheme and develop a focal point for a room. Gain confidence on how to use these tools to develop a fabric room scheme. Explore the special requirements for fabrics for upholstery and window treatments. Fabric sources will be shared and learn tips of how to communicate with a workroom.
CE-HOME 2007, 3 Thurs., Sept. 19-Oct. 3, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-2, $75. A Concra. #87836
Internet Tools for Artists & Writers-10 hrs
This course focuses on the use of online tools to publish and promote a creator’s work. Tools discussed and used by the students include social media, mailing lists, blogging, podcasting, broadcasting, videocasting, newsletter and newspaper publishing, and “publishing on demand”. The instructor, John F. McMullen, is the Poet Laureate of Yorktown and has a 30-year background as a citizen of cyberspace.
At Peekskill Center: CE-COMP 2189PE, 5 Mon., Oct. 7-Nov. 4, 6:00-8:00 pm, $200. #87724
Painting and Drawing for Adults
Work with a variety of media and learn different approaches to painting and drawing. Prep a palette; mix colors; use media; work on various surfaces; learn about brushes; investigate the use of colors and shades; and create strong compositions. Drawing and painting from observation will be implemented by working from a live model, still-life arrangements, portraiture, and working outdoors. Class will be encouraged to work together to create the atmosphere of an atelier. For all levels.
At Peekskill Center: CE-ART 2146PE, 12 Mon., Sept. 16-Dec. 2, 6:00-8:00 pm, $259 (+ $20 studio fee). #87725
Would you like to learn how to draw outrageously funny cartoon characters quickly? How about drawing action figures and super heroes using just 25 basic shapes? Do you want to create fantastic scenes where creatures from another world can roam about freely? Highly instructional class with easy to follow step-by-step instruction taught by a professional cartoonist. Also included: drawing hands, animals, figures in motion, exciting perspectives, and shading techniques.
CE-ART 2122, 8 Sat., Sept. 14-Nov. 2, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, AAB-304, $160. V Davis. #87315
Silk Floral Arrangement 101
Learn the basic principles of flower arranging, including everything you need to produce creative arrangements for your home, office, and friends. Utilize color intensity, shape, and form to design breathtaking arrangements. Materials list
will be given out the first day of class.
CE-CRAFT 2029, 7 Fri., Oct. 11-Nov. 22, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-3, $160. M Desire. #87587
Explore Your Creative Side at The Center for the Arts in White Plains
Classes below are held at the Center for the Arts, County Center, White Plains.
Note: please call the Center for the Arts at 914-606-6839 to register and to obtain a materials list.
Jewelry and Small Metalwork
An introduction to using metals to construct jewelry and other small-scale metal objects.
CE-ART 2285WA, 15 Mon., Sept. 9-Dec. 16, 1:00-4:00 pm, $700. V Tillotson. #87924
CE-ART 2285 WA, 15 Tues., Sept. 10-Dec.17, 10:15 am-1:15 pm, $700. B Garrett. #87925
Lost Wax Casting
An introduction to using wax to sculpt small jewelry pieces and then cast them in metal such as gold, silver, or bronze.
CE-ART 2286 WA, 15 Wed., Sept. 11–Dec. 18, 1:45-4:45 pm, $700. B Garrett. #87927
Learn the beautiful art of enameling, which is painting with molten glass on metal. Students will also learn how to combine enamel with metalwork for a completed jewelry project.
CE-ART 2281WA, 15 Thurs., Sept. 5–Dec. 19 (skip 11/28), 1:00-4:00 pm, $700. R Laskin. #87928
Explore the unique and beautiful qualities of watercolors! Learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors such as washes and dry on wet.
CE-ART 2277WA, 15 Mon., Sept. 9-Dec. 16, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, $700. N Waldman. #87929
CE-ART 2277WA, 15 Thurs., Sept. 5-Dec. 19 (skip 11/28), 1:00-4:00 pm, $700. N Waldman. #87930
Contemporary Life Painting
This class will use contemporary painting techniques focusing on a model. Short poses and a variety of models (nude and costumed) will be integrated into the class format. Students will be encouraged to experiment and work large scale.
CE-ART 2288WA, 15 Mon., Sept. 9-Dec. 16, 1:00-4:00 pm, $700. D Fox. #87931
Introduction to Printmaking
This class is an introduction to printmaking techniques. Students will explore monotype, woodcut, linocut, collograph, and dry point.
CE-ART 2125WA, 15 Thurs., Sept. 5-Dec. 19 (skip 11/28), 1:00-4:00 pm, $700. D Fox. #87932
Integrate portrait painting with some still life elements to create a dynamic work of art.
This class will emphasize lighting, composition, and color.
CE-ART 2290WA, 15 Mon., Sept. 9-Dec. 16, 1:00-4:00 pm, $700. A Lattimore. #87933
Instruction on the fundamentals of painting the nude figure. Skin tone, anatomy, and composition will be demonstrated and discussed.
CE-ART 2204WA, 15 Tues., Sept. 10-Dec. 17, 1:30-4:30 pm, $700. A Lattimore. #87934
Discover various techniques emphasizing realism and craftsmanship while working from still lives. Discussion of materials and color mixing are included.
CE-ART 2279WA, 15 Tues., Sept. 10-Dec. 17, 6:00-9:00 pm, $700. A Lattimore. #87935
Explore a variety techniques and materials. Students are encouraged to develop personal projects under the guidance of the instructor.
All levels are welcome.
CE-ART 2280WA, 15 Wed., Sept. 11-Dec. 18, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, $700. R Mineo. #87936
CE-ART 2280WA, 15 Wed., Sept. 11-Dec. 18, 1:00-4:00 pm, $700. R Mineo. #87937
This class will cover the topics of proportion, placement and rendering of facial features and shading. The instructor will guide students with their drawings and help them to create unique and expressive likenesses in their portrait drawings. All levels are welcome.
CE-ART 2294WA, 15 Mon., Sept. 9-Dec. 16, 6:00-9:00 pm, $700. TBD. #87938
Dynamics of Life Drawing
This workshop promises intermediate level artists a dynamic exploration of drawing the human form. Expression and composition will be emphasized through a series of exercises.
CE-ART 2284WA, 15 Tues., Sept. 10-Dec. 17, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, $700. D Fox. #87939
Explore drawing with the emphasis on telling a story or complimenting text. Learn basic drawing techniques using a variety of materials such as watercolor, pen and ink, colored pencil and more.
CE-ART 2292WA, 15 Wed., Sept. 11-Dec. 18, 1:00-4:00 pm, $700. B Waldman. #87940
Introduction to Ceramics
All levels of experience are welcome in this hand building and wheel throwing ceramics class. Explore the joy of working in clay while learning how to make functional pottery forms such as bowls, cups, vases, and more.
CE-ART 2283WA, 15 Tues., Sept.10-Dec. 17, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, $700. M Kunhardt. #87941
CE-ART 2283WA, 15 Tues., Sept. 10-Dec. 17, 6:00-9:00 pm, $700. M Kunhardt. #87965